Second man cuffed for two deadly shootings on Richmond Hill streets last winter

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Police arrested a second suspect for taking part in a deadly shooting in Richmond Hill back in January.

Richard Davenport, 42, of Brooklyn, was arrested Dec. 13 at 7:30 a.m. in connection to the shooting of 19-year-old Omaree Morrison. He was charged with murder and criminal possession of a loaded firearm.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown further announced on Dec. 14 that Davenport was also booked in connection with the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Dail Ramessar on Dec. 19, 2017.

At 9:21 p.m. on Jan. 16, police responded to a 911 call regarding an assault outside of a home on 135th Street near 105th Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers found Morrison with multiple gunshot wounds in his torso.

Police indicated that Morrison had been in the car with five of his relatives just before the shooting took place. When he walked away from the car, he was approached by a suspect who shot him four times before fleeing. EMS rushed Morrison to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to sources familiar with the investigation, a witness said they allegedly saw Davenport take part in the shooting. Following an ongoing investigation, officers arrested Davenport in Brooklyn and brought him to the 106th Precinct.

Davenport was ordered held without bail following his Dec. 14 arraignment, according to court records; he must return to court on Feb. 27. He faces up to 50 years to life in prison if convicted.

“One man was gunned-down while seated in a vehicle near a playground and the other ambushed as he walked on a residential street after nightfall,” District Attorney Brown said. “My office remains committed to continue the fight of ending gun violence in our community. Because of the great work of the NYPD detectives, this defendant has now been apprehended and will be vigorously prosecuted for his actions.”

On Jan. 29, Woodhaven resident Neville Brown, 37, was picked up in Dutchess County in connection with the shooting. Neville Brown was also linked to the Ramessar homicide.

*Editor’s note: The suspect in this story is not related to the author. This story was updated on Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m.

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